I made a little website...

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Registered: 04-02-2003
I made a little website...
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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 11:30am
Hi Ladies,

I made a little website with pictures of Lilo and email from his as well. Even though we are splitsville we are still good friends. We talk often and he emails too, of course since I have the kids he would probably still call and write even if we WEREN'T good friends!! ;) Anyhow, I made the site to keep family and friends posted since he isn't able to contact them as often.

In response to the site I've recieved several emails from friends of mine who were really touched. They all said that it really brings the war home. For the most part, they don't actually know anyone who is deployed and don't really understand the things the servicemembers are going through. This apparently has helped them feel more connected to this war and more connected to the people who are serving our country. I didn't anticipate that reaction.

Also, just a little disclaimer... I didn't write anything that is "top secret" or confidential. Everything he's written about is news I've seen broadcasted on CNN or the like. I actually thought the camp he's at was kind of a secret, then I saw a map on CNN showing exactly where it was, right down to the name of it and the distance from the nearest major city!!

Anyhow, here's the link: http://pages.ivillage.com/lilospage/ :)

Take care,

Amy

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 11:54am
Amy, thank you sooooo much for sharing that with us! It is absolutely amazing! And, I'm so glad that he gets to contact you as often as he does! It really made him, your family, and the military mission over there seem a little more real! My thoughts and prayers will be with you guys!

Jenn

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Registered: 02-18-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 12:01pm
AMY!!!!

How are you???? I saw you posting down below and I was going to post to you later today.

I miss you!!! My AIM name is different. Please IM me when you can!

How are the children?

Let me know. You have never been far from my mind.

Bea

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 12:03pm
Hi Amy! It's nice that you still think of us. What a neat website. I didn't get a chance to look through all of it yet, but will tonight. The pictures are really neat!

:) Melissa

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 1:10pm
Thanks for sharing this Amy! It is awesome and I'll bookmark it to keep up with it! What a great way for the kids to know how Daddy is doing! You rock!

Hugs

Rose

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 3:44pm
AMY AMY AMY! Holy cow, girl. I saw your reply to me, and I knew who it was right away, even though you used the wrong name....

How on earth have you been? I'm going to go looking for another post from you because I'm thinking that I missed your "honey, I'm home" post. In the meantime, it's soooooooo good to see you! How long has it been? A coupla years?

Lisa

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 12:17am
Hi Lisa,

Actually I kinda snuck in and didn't say "Honey, I'm home!!" A few weeks ago I peeked in to ask for some help with something... and then re-snuck in for other stuff.

However, it just goes to show how cool this board is. I haven't posted in what, over a year?! And you girls actually remember me??!! :) :) :)

I'm so glad about your promotion board, Lisa. I know I posted that on your thread but I wanted to reitterate how impressed I am. I hated being on the spot like that. So you are my hero right now!! ;)

Take care,

Amy

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 10:06am
Great Website !!!! That sounds like an excellent idea to keep "Daddy" informed of what his children are doing as well as a way for your children to keep in touch with Daddy.

~Vicky~

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Registered: 04-03-2003
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 10:43am
Amy,

you should but a TW (tissue warning) next to the link. Lilo's e-mails had me in tears. I hope he comes home soon. Thank you for opening up such an important part of your life to every one. Sending hugs and prayers your way for his safe return.

Tonie
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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 1:03pm
Well, how on earth are we supposed to visit your website if you don't fill our your profile, hm? You still have Amyz Freebeez? I loved the page you made for Lilo. I think it's awesome that you guys are still friends.

Thanks for what you said about the board. I hadn't been to one since, oh, 1998. I'm thrilled that I did well. I feel like I'm on this whole new level just because I'm promotable, it's wierd. I think I'll get a little more respect from the nco's that I work with.

I can't believe how big your kids are! Are you planning on sticking around now? I hope so.....

Great to see you! Lisa

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 6:09pm
Your support of Lilo is very impressive, and I'm happy that you are proud of his work, still, and that you make sure the kids are close to their father (considering the distance and other factors). The website is beautiful, I enjoyed browsing it! Thanks so much for sharing it!

I only wish more women (and men) were like you, in that the children don't *feel* the *splitsville* is their fault or their doing, or that daddy or mommy doesn't care for them anymore. I applaud your strength and can see that you have the absolute best interest of your kids in your heart. It's awesome!

Hugs,

Chris

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